Simplified Chinese characters point out the guest of honour, China, at the 2009 Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo: EPA

Whether traditional or simplified, Chinese characters are for communication

Raymond Young says fears of mainlandisation should not stop us teaching simplified characters in Hong Kong schools, because our children will need to communicate with people from the mainland

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Simplified Chinese characters point out the guest of honour, China, at the 2009 Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo: EPA
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